Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

University of Oxford
May 20, 2024
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Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Assurance Directorate, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD (with regular hybrid working, subject to business needs)

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Grade 10

The University of Oxford is a stimulating work environment, which enjoys an international reputation as a world-leading centre of learning, teaching and research and is consistently ranked the world's top university. Our research plays a key role in addressing many global challenges, from tackling climate change to developing vaccines and treatments for the world during a pandemic.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Assurance Directorate as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Formed in September 2019, the Assurance Directorate is one of the newest departments in the University of Oxford's University Administration and Services: the ‘corporate centre' of the University. This directorate comprises the Data Protection Officer (DPO), the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), and Head of Risk and Resilience and their respective teams.

About the role

This is an outstanding opportunity to take on a leadership role whose main responsibility is to further develop, maintain and continuously improve the collegiate University's information security management framework, to ensure the availability, integrity and confidentiality of the University's information.

The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) will review, further develop and implement the collegiate University's information security strategy and programme in order to protect information assets, manage information security risks, meet legislative and partner requirements, and provide assurance to key stakeholders. The CISO will apply their excellent technological skills, extensive experience of the cyber landscape and highly effective leadership skills, to help the University respond to the evolving cyber threats and protect the University of Oxford's ability to deliver its academic mission.

The CISO is a member of the Assurance Directorate Senior Leadership Team and also attends the IT Services Senior Management Team meetings.

About you

The ideal candidate will have an excellent knowledge of information security trends, technologies and methodologies and have, or be able to develop quickly, a sound understanding of the collegiate University. They will inspire confidence of senior stakeholders, lead by consensus, and will be skilled in integrating the various elements of information security. They will support the University's strategic objectives whilst ensuring the appropriate information security protections and practices to safeguard the information assets of the University.

The successful candidate will have experience in leading a cyber security or IT function and an in-depth understanding of cyber threats, vulnerabilities and mitigation. They will manage diverse and high performing teams, and possess the ability to manage, lead and motivate cross-functional, interdisciplinary teams across highly complex and devolved organisation.

What we offer

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees' wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

• An excellent contributory pension scheme

• 38 days annual leave

• A comprehensive range of childcare services

• Family leave schemes

• Cycle loan scheme

• Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans

• Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs

• This role also offers the opportunity for hybrid working (expected two to three days in the office per week).

Application Process

The University of Oxford are being supported in this appointment by GatenbySanderson.

For a confidential conversation regarding the role or to apply, please contact Jacqueline Lau at [email protected] or Mohamed Ebrahim at [email protected]

The deadline for application is Monday 20 May 2024, 9.00am

First round interviews with GatenbySanderson will be held w/c 27 May and w/c 3 June 2024

Final interviews are scheduled to take place w/c 1 July 2024 in Oxford

Contact Person : Jacqueline Lau Vacancy ID : 172547 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 20-May-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 10 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 61198 - 70918

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